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The saline lands

Hundley, W. The saline lands. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Letter from W. Hundley, Coleman Crescent, Melville asks, 'Why all the dissension between the Government and the advocates of the Whittington theory for the reclamation of salt-affected soil?'
W. Hundley notes that if the WISALTS programme is as successful and has the widespread acceptance as claimed by Lloyd Richards (Letters November 26), there is nothing to prevent landholders from applying their solution to the many hectares of privately-owned arable land that has been destroyed in the pursuit of agriculture.
Seeking government blessing is therefore pointless, time-consuming and a waste of public funds.
Reclaiming of salt-affecting soil would be preferable to the current pressure emanating from agricultural interests on the Government for the release of further crown land would prove to be an acceleration and expansion of the salinity problem.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1978
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57483
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